Hamajima Snorkeling & SUP (or Canoeing) at Ishigaki, Okinawa

Overview

Make the most of Ishigaki Island's waters on this tour! Start by snorkeling the waters surrounding the scenic Hamajima Island. Then, try stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing on the Miyara River, passing through its dense mangrove forest.

Highlights

  • Explore two of Ishigaki's nature-rich attractions: Hamajima Island and the Miyara River's mangrove forest
  • Photography service included — get digital copies of your photos after the tour
  • Snorkel at a photogenic spot: Hamajima is known for its white sand and clear blue waters
  • Canoe or paddleboard down the Miyara River and its mangrove forest
  • Beginner-friendly — your friendly guide will assist you throughout this activity

Key Information

Important Information

• In principle, this tour will push through rain or shine, but it may be canceled at the host's discretion in the event of inclement weather. In this case, we will contact you to refund or reschedule • This tour is only conducted in Japanese • For guests arriving by car, parking is available near Ishigaki Port Terminal - A minimum of 4 participants is required for us to accept your booking - Please be sure to check your registered Email for messages from us; we may contact you for further joining instructions and/or emergency cancellations - Please gather at the meeting point already dressed in clothes that you don't mind getting wet - Toilets may be hard to come by at some stops on the itinerary, so please be sure to use the restroom before the tour - Please be punctual; if you will be late, please contact us for further instructions - Guests who are intoxicated will not be allowed to participate; there will be no refunds Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.

Description

Explore two of Ishigaki Island's natural wonders on this tour: the mysterious Hamajima Island and the mangrove-lined Miyara River, Ishigaki's longest river! Also known as "Phantom Island" because it only appears at low tide (and its appearance also changes depending on the tide), Hamajima is an uninhabited island that's just 30 minutes away from Ishigaki by ferry. This island that was naturally formed atop coral skeletons is a popular filming location for TV ads, dramas, and more because of its white sand and the crystal-clear blue waters that surround it. Have fun snorkeling here — admire coral reefs and the diverse marine life beneath Hamajima's waters! After visiting Hamajima, you'll head to the tranquil Miyara River, one of Japan's designated natural monuments, for stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or canoeing. This river is known for its dense mangrove forest — mangrove trees only grow in areas with subtropical climates. This tour is beginner-friendly, so don't worry if you lack experience in snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, and/or canoeing. Your guide will assist you all throughout, so guests of all ages are welcome! This tour also includes a photography service; after it ends, you'll receive digital copies of all photos taken during the tour — memories of your Ishigaki adventure!

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